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Sunday, June 27, 2010



Disney's 'Phineas & Ferb', created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, won an EMMY Award!! WOO-HOO!

"Waking Sleeping Beauty" An Interesting Film (To ME)

Just got home from catching a matinee showing of a limited-run engagement of "Waking Sleeping Beauty", an insider documentary about the rise (and subsequent fall) of Walt Disney Feature Animation in the late 80's and 1990's.
The flick offers a lot of behind-the-scenes home movies, photos and interviews.

Peter Schneider, Roy Disney, and Jeffrey Katzenberg (pictured below) are all featured in the film, as well as the vilified Michael Eisner, the man hand-picked by Roy to run the studio.
1970's CalArts students.

The animators feared Katzenberg for creating a pressure-cooker atmosphere, and ultimately he caught a lot of blame (warranted or not) for the collapse.

All in all, I enjoyed the film, and I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the way things worked.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"PHINEAS & FERB" Next 'Spongebob'...?

Image (c) New York Times
IS Disney's "Phineas & Ferb" poised to be the next 'Spongebob Squarepants' in regards to popularity and media branding? Read the New York Times article by clicking on the title of this post.

Phineas & Ferb Creators Featured in LA Times

Photo (c) LA Times
Nice article in the Los Angeles Times about Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh and Dan Povenmire, creators of Disney Channel's smash hit "Phineas and Ferb".
Click on the title of this post to read it.....!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Some Photoshop for Uncle Henry

Here is a little composition that I put together for Uncle Henry, featuring a couple of Alabama Crimson Tide icons and a Superman painting by the unequaled Alex Ross.
I changed the color scheme of Superman's costume to reflect the Crimson Tide uniform, and replaced his iconic shield with the 'Alabama' bullet. I simply cut-and-pasted the head to create an avatar suitable for web useage (i.e. for blog replies, comments, etc.).
Yes, this was inspired by an LSU-themed tiger icon, but Crimson is MUCH prettier than purple, and Big Al is MUCH better-looking!
Feel free to copy and utilize!

Drarring and MORE Drarring...!

Working on a 'pitch' proposal storyboard.
Drawing Mardi Gras floats.
Repeatedly getting this little dog off of my lap and out of the way.
Drinking coffee. Jamaican 'Blue Mountain' coffee. The BEST kind...!

Gulf Oil Spill: Day 61

Birds are becoming dizzy, lethargic and disoriented from the oil fumes over the Gulf of Mexico.
BP says they'll leave no tern unstoned.
-from the Mobile Press Register Soundoff column

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gulf Tragedy

Well, while the politicians point fingers and place blame, the oil just keeps billowing out into the Gulf of Mexico. Life as we along the Gulf Coast know it is changing FOREVER.
One of the most beautiful areas of the world is ruined for at least OUR lifetime, and maybe our kids can tell their grandkids how it "used to be"....!

And, of course, the leftists are trying to blame George W. Bush. But I blame them ALL! I just hope they can stop the gusher, and concentrate on healing the most beautiful region in the world.
The white beaches and blue water will only be remembered in photos, as the toxic goo chokes and coats everything. And I'm sure the wonderful 'chemical dispersants' are doing a number on the eco-system, as well.

Pray for the Coast.


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